tracker in KDE

Roderick Johnstone rmj at
Thu Mar 1 10:32:58 UTC 2012

On 27/11/11 18:26, Martin (KDE) wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 27. November 2011, 11:21:20 schrieb T.C. Hollingsworth:
>> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at> 
> wrote:
>>> I don't know anything about tracker,
>>> but your throw-away remark about NetworkManager seemed rather odd to me.
>>> Surely NM starts under KDE as well?
>>> In fact NM seems to be a more-or-less essential part of Fedora nowadays?
>>> Is there any alternative?
>> I think he was referring to "nm-applet", the NetworkManager applet for
>> GNOME, which in GNOME 2 times appeared in /etc/xdg/autostart but had
>> "OnlyShowIn=GNOME" so it doesn't start in KDE.  (GNOME 3 doesn't use
>> it anymore except in fallback mode AFAIK.)
> That's the one I had in mind. And it would be grat if tracker could get the 
> same settings. otherwise I have tracker and nepomuk/strigi cluttering my hard 
> disk.

So just to follow this up, we are now seeing tracker-store sometimes
taking over 3GB memory on some systems, with poor consequences for other
processes. I wonder if this is a bug or whether its actually doing
something useful?

I'm also wondering if its sensible to stop tracker from starting in KDE?
I could submit a BZ requesting that they not start in KDE, but what
happens if someone runs eg totem or shotwell which seem to have a
dependency on tracker? Do those apps start the tracker processes on the
fly or do they just miss the tracker functionality?

Oh, I see someone got to the BZ nearly two months before me:

Does anyone have a view on this? Maybe we are just hitting a bug in
tracker-store and it would be ok to have it running if the bug were not



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